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Best Gas Cans and Mounts

Outfitting my off-road trailer (see Ace Adventures) and looking for the best fuel containers and mounts. Probably will use A/Ts holders; aluminum, fairly light, good looking but expensive. If used I am limited to pretty much standard 5 gallon Jerry cans and there are a lot out there but many are poor quality. Considering Rotopax 3 gal cans and their mounts. Already have two Expedition One Gerri cans but they are too tall to mount in the space I want to use. I'm open to ideas.

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Roto-Pax rock. Plus they sell the older style spouts- non EPA.

The mounts add up and when you stack them- even more but the quality is superb.

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Roto-Pax rock. Plus they sell the older style spouts- non EPA.

The mounts add up and when you stack them- even more but the quality is superb.

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Now thinking Rotopax after looking at A/Ts prices. Their mount sells for $178 which I feel is too much. I can buy two 3 gallon Rotopax cans, mount and spouts for less than than the A/T mount with one 5 gallon can.


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Plus that's easier to carry/ refuel with too being smaller. The main issue I had with RP is the cost is insane. But figuring that in order for me to go to the next step would require a aux tank, this was by in far the cheaper route. When you tighten the mounts you have to get the center to be tight enough to hold the cans and the top swivel enough room to notch into the sides of the cans raised bumps. It's what holds it in place and it you have the locking set up like I do- keeps them from walking away. They will seem a little loose but as the gas expands they tighten up and are motionless for the most part. Cool thing to is the make a holder that wraps over a spare tire so you could go that route too.


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Id recommend rotopax and look at the smaller 2 gallon ones if space is an issue.



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Now thinking Rotopax after looking at A/Ts prices. Their mount sells for $178 which I feel is too much. I can buy two 3 gallon Rotopax cans, mount and spouts for less than than the A/T mount with one 5 gallon can.
The AT site says $128.

I have an AT holder mounted on my Exp One bumper swingarm and bought both brackets so I can carry a Scepter or Nato style.

I think a certain Toyota focused offroad company in Oregon is working on a fuel can holder as well.

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The AT site says $128.

I have an AT holder mounted on my Exp One bumper swingarm and bought both brackets so I can carry a Scepter or Nato style.

I think a certain Toyota focused offroad company in Oregon is working on a fuel can holder as well.
Yep, my error on the price which I think is still a bit steep. But I too have their mount on my Ex1 swing out carrying a Schepter but I got it used for a lot less.

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Re: Best Gas Cans and Mounts

I've joined the ranks of RotoPax owners. I have a three gallon gas and a two gallon water (red & white) can. They're mounted onto my trailer. I haven't had time yet (drove to house at 1:30 this morning with the trailer and have been at work all day today - still there) to play with the cap/nozzle to see if they are as difficult as I've read on here. If so, I guess I'll get the non-EPA caps as well.

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I have two RotoPax 4gal on the roof rack, think they are a perfect fit for the FJ

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my homemade can carrier

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